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Canada’s Top Ten: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Fri & Sat, Jan 12 & 13 / 9 pm
Directed by Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana
2017, Canada, 103 min

January 12 screening introduced by David McLeod, General Manager of Native Communications Incorporated.

In 2002, David received a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for his contributions in promoting Aboriginal music. He is a member of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Writers Collective and also sits on the board of Manitoba Music.

More than the Who, the Rolling Stones or Elvis Presley, it was Link Wray’s distorted guitar that forever changed the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. His 1958 track Rumble was described by Bob Dylan as “the best instrumental ever”— yet it was banned by many American radio stations. As a Native American, Wray’s music posed a threat to the establishment, as did the blues, jazz and pop of so many other Indigenous musicians over the years. Artists like Charlie Patton, Mildred Bailey and Jimi Hendrix couldn’t be open about their native identities as attempts to erase Indigenous cultures persisted across the continent. Blending audio archives, concert footage and interviews with industry icons Robbie Robertson, Buffy St. Marie, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) and many others, this Sundance award-winner is an unforgettable and political exploration of a musical history that was silenced for too long. – Alexander Rogalski, HOT DOCS

Generously sponsored by IATSE 856 and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Now in its 17th year Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival™ highlights the best features, shorts and student shorts from across the country. The breadth of programming selected by filmmakers, programmers, critics and industry professionals represents the creative strength of the country’s best cinema.

           

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If you couldn’t name two Native American musicians at the beginning of the documentary, you’ll remember at least a half-dozen after the end. And it’s a good bet you’ll be searching for their albums, too. -The New York Times
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